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02/14/19
Way to make a grown woman cry.

This is such a lovely piece of writing, heartfelt because I think any animal lover has prayed that prayer and had that conversation with children. I, like you, believe that we will see our beloved pets in heaven one day.
02/14/19
Way to make a grown woman cry.

This is such a lovely piece of writing, heartfelt because I think any animal lover has prayed that prayer and had that conversation with children. I, like you, believe that we will see our beloved pets in heaven one day.
This story is excellent on so many levels--for the story of a beloved pet, for sentiment, and for inspiration. Great job of honoring Simon!
02/14/19
Crying...

This is an excellent story that truly has meaning for all of us who have and had beloved pets, those questions are more than likely asked by all those who lost their beloved pets.

When our "boy" Max passed away in my arms 15 months ago, after 15 years of never being out of my sight, I felt in my heart of hearts that our little fur-baby boy has got to be with the LORD, he was amazing, lovable, sweet and had a "human's brain" --- so I feel Max is home in heaven, and we will see him again.

In the meantime, thank you for this heartfelt amazingly well written story.

Blessings~
02/14/19
“He could say anything he really wanted to.” was one of my favorite parts because it showed your parrot’s intelligence and what we know about our family-member pets — they have a mind of their own, they know what they want and they love us with all their heart.
I still miss mine terribly and have always known I will see them again. Thank you for reaffirming that.
This is so lovely and so bittersweet and touches the heart with your well written words that carries us and expresses so well how so many of us have felt.
02/15/19
This made me teary-eyed. I like pieces that make me think and make me feel something. This did both. Well written.
02/16/19
Ahhh... so touching! I like how you compared Holly's questions to your own. Our minds are still little children, aren't they?
02/16/19
Go ahead. Break my heart. I've been there, done that with so many pets in my long life. My heart ached again reading this lovely, but painful story. God loves the animals He created. "He sees the sparrow when they fall..." tells us a lot about the tender heart of God.
It's hard to read the comments through my tears. I sure hope there is a pet heaven. I lost my 18 year old kitty five months ago. Well, done.
02/18/19
I don't know if I can see the screen through the tears enough to write a comment. This is such a touching story of how much a beloved pet means. I felt like I was right there in the room crying with you.
This is a powerful of writing. You grabbed my heart right away and held it to the very end.
Congratulations on ranking 11th overall. Happy Dance!
02/21/19
Dear Betty, this is so good and a "winner" for sure. Match talents with an illustrator and turn this into a children's book. I want copies to share. And, I KNOW our beloved pets, all part of God's creation, will be there to welcome us HOME when our flight is announced. And that I have on good authority. Romans 8:19-23, the whole creation will be set free from its bondage to decay "and obtain the glorious liberty of the children of God." Hallelujah!